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Landrieu Calls On Bill Clinton to Pump Life Into Flailing Campaign

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., left, and Former President Bill Clinton. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images; John Moore/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 09:32 AM

In the final weeks of the midterm campaign season, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, an 18-year incumbent Democrat, is pulling out all the stops to hold onto her seat.

On Monday – the day before early voting begins – former President Bill Clinton will make his second appearance this month in the Bayou State on Landrieu’s behalf, The Times-Picayune reports

Clinton will be stumping for Landrieu in Baton Rouge, home of her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy. According to Politico, Clinton has the gravitas to help Landrieu pick up votes with African-Americans, who comprise 32 percent of the state’s population.

With her re-election effort struggling, Landrieu replaced her campaign manager earlier this month.

The Louisiana Senate race between Landrieu, Cassidy and tea party candidate Rob Maness is tight. The state holds an open primary, meaning all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are on the ballot. If none receives more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on Dec. 6.

Arizona Sen. John McCain made several campaign stops with Cassidy earlier this week. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin traveled to Louisiana to appear with Maness.

NPR reports that many political watchers believe Landrieu can’t avoid a runoff.

“Mary Landrieu, I would say, is in trouble,” Louisiana political columnist Stephanie Grace told NPR. “Not really for anything she did – for really being a Democrat in the Deep South and that in this current environment, which is very hostile to Democrats in the Deep South and to President Obama.”

Landrieu maintains strong support in the New Orleans area – where her brother Mitch is mayor and her father Moon once held the position as well. Moon Landrieu also served as Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Jimmy Carter.

But, Louisiana is a much redder state than it was when Landrieu was first elected to the Senate in 1996. Landrieu was first elected the same day Clinton won his second term and carried Louisiana by 12 points – the last Democrat to win the Pelican State’s electoral votes.

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